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Raja Kavya Paadasalai

Raja Veda Patasala was founded in the year 1542 A.D. by Illustrious Statesman and Chief Minister for 3 Nayak kings of Thanjavur – Advaitha Vidyacharya Maharaja Saheb Sri Govinda Deekshithar.   It was a well known center of higher learning of Vedas and allied subjects, but owing to the vagaries of time it slowly declined in eminence.

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Pamban bridge

Pamban rail bridge, an engineering marvel and India’s first cantilever bridge was the only source of connectivity to the holy town Rameshwaram till the year 1988.

The need for rail connectivity between the main land and the island was felt in the late 1870s, when the East India Company, expanding its trade, decided to establish rail link between Danushkodi and Colombo.

After feasibility study, a proposal on “Indo-Ceylon project” was sent to the British Parliament for building a rail bridge from Mandapam to Pamban and from Danushkodi to Thalaimannar at an estimated cost of Rs.299 lakh. The British Parliament rejected the project, stating that the cost of the project was too high. It, however, gave its nod for the Pamban rail bridge at a cost Rs 70 lakh in 1880. Soon the excavation work began and the South Indian Railway commenced the bridge construction in 1902.

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Monsoon drive 2014 ( Part -04)

Continuation of my previous post Monsoon drive 2014 [part-03]

Day 3 ( July 13, 2014)

Last and Longest drive day started at 7AM. Reached the NH 17 highway at Porovim and crossed Madgoan, Canacona.

we stopped at the Pollem Beach (the last beach in Goa just before Karnataka)

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Entered Karnataka via Sadashighad en-routing via Anshi National Park, Kumbharwada, Joida to  Ganeshgudi and reached the Bison Valley Resort.

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